Arcadis has appointed Mike Gardner as its UK station design director.
Mike joins Arcadis from Atkins. He brings more than 25 years’ experience in designing and delivering multi-modal transport hubs, transit orientated development, commercial development, urban regeneration and station masterplanning.
Undertaking this new role, Mike will lead Arcadis’ station propositions across the UK. He will work with clients such as Network Rail, regional transport authorities, combined and local authorities, developers and investors.
Business director for rail eastern at Arcadis, Jon Bishop, said: “Mike’s appointment comes at a really important time for us. His knowledge and expertise will help us support our existing clients and expand our client relationships and connections.
“Building on Arcadis’ huge reputation for delivering great stations, like London Bridge, Manchester Victoria, Cambridge South, Beaulieu and HS2 Curzon Street, Mike adds a new and hugely valuable dimension to our business.”
Mike said: “Stations across the UK are enjoying a renaissance, not just as primary nodes in our transport networks, but as generators of growth, recovery catalysts, venues for communities and culture and destinations for shopping, leisure and entertainment. Much more than just places to get on and off trains, our expectations of stations are changing rapidly and they have huge potential to help us re-animate our high streets and re-imagine our town and city centres.
“Operational efficiency and effectiveness will always remain at the heart of the modern station to service our travel needs whilst increasingly great stations will focus on integrated travel, that draws together all modes, connectivity and integration within its setting.
“We want to be a driving force in this transformation, generating a holistic people-centred approach to designing and delivering great stations founded on our core design principle of improving quality of life.”